Usage examples for syringa

  1. I only want to pick some of that syringa behind you, it is so sweet. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  2. Nothing seemed to hold it to the earth except the stillness which held the fallen flowers of the syringa there also. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  3. It was an afternoon in early June; the syringa- bushes were tall and green on each side of the stone doorsteps, and were covered with their lovely white and golden flowers. – The Life of Nancy by Sarah Orne Jewett
  4. Lota had to make broth for Stella, to concoct medicine out of water and syringa- stems, to prepare dinner for the other children, and hear all their lessons, for of course education must not be neglected let who will have measles! – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  5. Then, faint and overpowered, she was led through the little plantation, over a gap in the garden wall, down past the scorched syringa- trees which lined the roadway that ran along the hillside at the back of the still burning house, till they reached the waggon- house with the two little rooms which served respectively as a store and a harness room. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  6. Their little front- yards were very commonly full of lilac and syringa and other bushes, which were allowed to smother the lower story almost to the exclusion of light and airy so that, what with small windows and small windowpanes, and the darkness made by these choking growths of shrubbery, the front parlors of some of these houses were the most tomb- like, melancholy places that could be found anywhere among the abodes of the living. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  7. The shrubs were old and huge, forming pleasant nooks for benches- now a couple of syringa bushes meeting overhead, now lilacs, white and purple extending an invitation to lovers to come sit on the bench. – The Comings of Cousin Ann by Emma Speed Sampson
  8. The little plant of which she spoke, the climbing syringa, which was given to her as a special favour by the man in charge of the Borda Gardens, reached San Francisco in good condition and took most kindly to its new home. – The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
  9. Vibart had an idea that Mr. Carstyle, while ostensibly reading the paper, had kept count of the number of times that his daughter had led her companion up and down between the syringa- bushes; and for some undefinable reason he resented Mr. Carstyle's unperturbed observation more than his wife's zealous self- effacement. – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  10. The robins were yelling from the trees and the sparrows bickering under them; catbirds were calling from the thickets of syringa, and in the nearest woods a hermit- thrush was ringing its crystal bells. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  11. How I flew along by the syringa bushes, brushing their white fragrant blossoms down in showers as I ran, till I came to that dark cedar hall, with its circle of giant trees, whose wide- sweeping branches spread, at it were, a halo of darkness all round it! – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  12. Its wide and columned front peered between huge rugged oaks and slender silver poplars which cast cool long shadows across an unkempt lawn laden with ragged mock- orange, lilac and syringa bushes, its stately grandeur dimmed but not destroyed by the shameful stains of the neglected years. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  13. In the vicarage garden, where syringa and lilac were in bloom, and where the sunbeams glittered on the lawn, stood two little groups of human beings apart from each other- one black, the other white. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  14. " I've got to get some money, and I will get it," he announced to the blooming syringa bush at his door, " if I have to take it by assault and battery." – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  15. He pushed his way past the drooping branches of an overgrown syringa, tripped over a box- bush, and passed around the left of the house, following the remains of a path which led him to a door in an ell. – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  16. My ideas were rather indefinite as I examined the syringa bush after the most approved fashion, and discovered no more than that somebody had broken it by dropping from above, and had gone away. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  17. After crossing one of the low spurs of the Nikkosan mountains, we wound among ravines whose steep sides are clothed with maple, oak, magnolia, elm, pine, and cryptomeria, linked together by festoons of the redundant Wistaria chinensis, and brightened by azalea and syringa clusters. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)